Reading today’s posting from Mark Krikorian on lotteries I was reminded of this: While traveling recently in Europe and the Middle East and watching CNN International, I kept seeing ads for a US Government lottery – for green cards, I believe. Do I have that wrong? Shouldn’t those who come to the US to live and work and take up citizenship believe in America and want to contribute to America? Why would we still have a program based on dumb luck? And hadn’t that terrorist who attacked LAX a few years ago come to the US on the basis of that program? Didn’t that cause anyone in Congress to re-think its wisdom? I’m sure Mark and others have written about this but I’d love a brief refresher course.
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